Scope and arrangement
The collection primarily consists of production files related to various theater and film projects from the 1960s through the 1980s. The production files are mostly comprised of scripts (some with annotations), but also include programs, production notes, flyers, news articles, and other publicity materials. Godreau was involved with many of the theater and film projects represented in the collection as a dancer, choreographer, and/or director, but his relationship to several of the productions in the collection is unclear. Godreau's creative contributions to these productions are not well documented in the files, nor is his work with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. The collection also contains five black-and-white photographs, including a headshot of Godreau, backstage shots from the 1980 production of Pirates of Penzance at the Delacorte Theater, and production stills from the 1979 production of Sancocho at the Public Theater/LuEsther Hall.
The collection contains nine reel-to-reel audio tapes and two film reels. Most of these are unlabeled, but labels on some reels indicate that they may be recordings of Godreau's performances. Inquiries regarding audio/visual material in the collection may be directed to the Billy Rose Theatre Division (firstname.lastname@example.org). Audio/visual material may be subject to preservation evaluation and migration prior to access.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' collections include additional materials related to Miguel Godreau. Programs, magazines, and recordings can be found by searching for "Miguel Godreau" and for the productions he was involved in.
The collection is arranged by document type. Production files are arranged alphabetically.